The Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund was formed in 2010 with the mission of supporting charitable causes in Western South Dakota. Foremost among those causes is the BHFCU School Supply Drive.
The Charitable Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization and recognized as a tax exempt public charity by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
To learn more about the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund or to contribute, contact Kylene Casanova at 605.718.6155.
Started in 1996, the Black Hills Federal Credit Union School Supply Drive annually collects and distributes more than 75,000 supplies for more than 5,000 local students in need. This effort is supported by a growing network of individuals and businesses who donate time, supplies, and monetary contributions.
We always look forward to the Drive. Obviously, we love to help students in need. But, it's also an incredible reminder of how fortunate we are to be a part of this community. There are so many individuals and organizations invested in the cause. It's both humbling and inspiring.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made to the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) Organization. For details, contact Kylene Casanova at 605.718.6155.
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Here at BHFCU, we aim to embody the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People." Our Community Action Team is comprised of groups of employees, who volunteer their time and energy to co-chair various fundraising endeavors. We're committed to improving the communities BHFCU serves and the lives of those who call the area home.
Readiatrics Book Drive
February - May
We're collecting books and we invite you to join us! Donate funds or bring new or gently used books to your Member Service Center now through May 3 and we'll give them to the South Dakota Department of Health. They'll distribute them to children receiving care.
Earlier this year...
WAVI, WEAVE, Artemis House, Sacred Heart
We collected donations for domestic violence shelters in Rapid City, Hot Springs, Custer, Spearfish and Eagle Butte. Both employee and members donated funds and personal care items.
BHFCU employees feasted on festive food for a fundraising TAILgate. Employees raised $1,002 for Western Hills Humane Society in Spearfish, Battle Mountain Humane Society in Hot Springs, and Humane Society of the Black Hills in Rapid City.
Valentines for Veterans
January - February
In an effort to show veterans how grateful we are for everything they've done for our country, BHFCU employees created nearly 1,000 valentines and distributed the hand-crafted cards on Valentine's Day!
Cornerstone Rescue Mission
January - February
While temperatures dropped, BHFCU employees Shared the Warmth with the Cornerstone Rescue Mission-- and invited members to help. Both employees and members raised more than $800 and collected 35 blankets, 8 pillows, 4 pillow cases, and 7 sets of sheets.
Every Friday BHFCU employees donate $2 each to a worthy cause for the opportunity to wear jeans. The following organizations have benefited from Jeans Days in 2014: Troop Care Packages, Humane Society of the Black Hills, American Cancer Society Relay for Life of the Southern Hills, Conerstone Rescue Mission, United Way of the Black Hills.